Must be an epidemic of bank branches closing (http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...ved-64930.html
We just got notice that our local branch (where I've been banking since I was 15) is closing and our safe deposit box will be moved. When I got my renewal bill in January, I thought "do I really need to spend this $50?" and then paid it and promptly forgot about it. This move gives me motivation.
Do you have a safe deposit box? We have a big honkin' gun safe, and I'm wondering if we really need it. I found a ER board discussion about this back in 2005, but just wondered if anyone has anything new to add to the discussion.
I'm on hold with our Credit Union to see if they offer boxes - I've never seen an area for that in the relatively few times I actually go there.